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Join host Amanda Quist, chair of the Department of Conducting, Organ and Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, for this week's Sounds Choral. She will share recordings of Handel's choral music, including Dixit Dominus and Chandos Anthem "Let God Arise." Tune in Sunday (1/28) at 2 pm.

The Folger Consort visits Distant Mirror this Friday night with a program of Renaissance instrumental music from their CD Playing with Fire, fiery improvisations on the popular tunes and dance music  of the 16th century. While most are anonymous pieces there are selections here by Jacques Moderne, Francesco de la Torre and collector Pierre Phalese.  Join Allan Kelly at 10pm. 

Errol Flynn writes a ballet? Charles Boyer composes a tone poem? Claude Rains writes a cello concerto?  We’ll have three examples of movies about fictional composers. These, of course, required music written by the characters, in actuality provided by two-time Academy Award-winner Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Tune in for selections from “Escape Me Never” (1947), “The Constant Nymph” (1943), and “Deception” (1946), as well as Korngold’s arrangements of music by Richard Wagner for “Magic Fire” (1955).  EWK spins corn into gold, this Friday at 6pm.

In Wednesday's (1-24) Curtis Calls soprano Heather Stebbins sings songs by Sibelius, Barber, Wagner and Rachmaninoff.  Stebbins has appeared as a soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia. 

Between the Keys January 23rd/Late Beethoven

Jan 23, 2018

For the fourth of five programs this month on Between the Keys surveying Beethoven's last five piano sonatas, The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler explores the composer's lyrical masterpiece, the Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major Op. 110, featuring pianist Angela Hewitt, who has been a guest on Between the Keys.

Also featured are Beethoven performances by The Smetana Quartet, Edwin Fischer and upcoming Between the Keys guest Emanuel Ax.

Listen to Between the Keys on Tuesday January 23rd at 10:00 PM, with a rebroadcast on Monday January 29th at noon

Half Past: Jan. 21 - Music of Stravinsky, Martin & Ligeti

Jan 21, 2018

This Sunday (1-21) night at 11 on Half Past we'll hear Frank Martin's Cello Concerto, Requiem Canticles by Igor Stravinsky and Gyorgy Ligeti's "San Francisco Polyphony."  Music composed in the past half century or so on Half Past.

The Lost Chord: January 21 - Liking the Viking

Jan 21, 2018

Brace yourself!  It’s Icelandic composer Jon Leif’s “Saga Symphony.”  Scored for tuned anvils; stones; whip; shields of iron, leather, and wood; great wooden containers played by large hammers; and six ancient long horns, or lurs, the work is an intriguing blend of extravagance and austerity.  We greet our fate with courage and stoicism, this Sunday at 10 pm. 

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